I updated my original post
about the Reuter's piece on American soldiers taping an Iraqi's mouth for critiquing them.
When I was talking to Hertzberg on Tuesday night, he mentioned the lack of pickup stories in connection with some important pieces of news. The pickup is something I'm fascinated with, since it's what turns a simple piece into "the news." Project Censored
, for example, is not about stories that were actually censored by the state but about important stories that weren't picked up by major news organizations--effectively censored.